Year Three and After -
Free Sheet Music for Piano!

In year three and after, the free sheet music for piano on this site stretches pianists' abilities.  

Storybook Love - from The Princess Bride

More technique is required, with the use of chord inversions, thicker textures in the melodies, and stretched hand positions.  

Additionally, note reading strays far outside the two octaves around Middle C.  

While much of this page's music is aimed at older students, some of it is easy enough for younger children who have been with you for a while.

A Scottish song, Ae Fond Kiss, for piano and voice

Ae Fond Kiss, vocal score & piano music

A poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns.

A tender love song, saying farewell.

The Cat Came Back lyrics and sheet music.

Cat Came Back lyrics and music

There are a lot of ways to use this fun song with the silly lyrics.

You don't have to be tied to the left hand chords as written... my students like mixing up the descending single-note bass line with the triad chords.

The Colorado Trail, a song for voice and piano, the sheet music

Colorado Trail song

Yes, this is a cowboy song!

Some of your students will love this.  

It is very short, but very pretty.

Three versions in several keys:

  • with guitar tabs
  • with piano accompaniment
  • as a vocal duet


De Boself

De Boself, scary music!

This little piece is a simplified arrangement of the original by T. Van Oesten.  It does have a bit of an ominous sound!

Emma, a Jane Austen Emma movie tribute, piano sheet music

Emma, a Jane Austen "Emma" movie tribute

This is very lovely, and parents love it.

Not very easy, in spite of the repetitious chord patterns.

Frederic Chopin's famous Funeral March, for piano.

Funeral March, scary Halloween music!

A famous and ominous melody.

There are several arrangements on this page, including a very easy one.

Traditional Celtic music - listen to the accompanying videos this piano arrangement emulates

Gaelic Melody, traditional Celtic music

Listen to the videos on this page - there are very few melodies as lovely as this one!  

Now with an easier piano arrangement, in the key of Am!

Goober Peas, a fun piano song about peanuts

Goober Peas, easy piano songs for kids

Several versions of Goober Peas on this page.


Harp Ballad, a lovely piano piece

Harp Ballad printable sheet music for piano

This is an important piece in my studio, for beginning with big left hand broken chords.

When students start gaining the coordination to use broken chords, they are ready for this amazing piece.

And, it's pretty too!


House of the Rising Sun chords & melody for piano

House of the Rising Sun chords and lyrics

Several arrangements of this famous piece on this page. 

Lyrics on page two.



An Irish melody for piano, with lovely left hand chords.

Keegan's Waltz Irish piano sheet music

Another very beautiful piece.  

This has a singable melody and flowing left hand chords.

This is the kind of piece that students can dwell in, imaginatively.



Lavender's Blue, a lovely piano arrangement for vocal backup.

Lavender's Blue, the Cinderella song lyrics

The song that Cinderella sings in the attic, which helps the prince to rescue her!

An easy melody to sing, this piano arrangement makes the melody sound elegant.

Several keys are available.

Loch Lomond lyrics and sheet music for piano and singers

Loch Lomond lyrics and chords

This is is beautiful traditional song from Scotland.

A sad love song, with a battle reference.

Guitar tabs on this page, as well as a super-easy beginner arrangement, and a lovely piano accompaniment for vocalists.

Louie Louie sheet music for piano - teach the three main chords with this song/exercise.

Louie Louie sheet music for piano

This sheet is showing the arrangement with chord INVERSIONS, which require SKILL.

A sheet with the root position chords, however, is what I start students with in the Louie Louie Wannabe exercises (that is also on this page!).

Minka, a piano arrangement of this high-energy song from Ukraine or Russia

Minka - easy piano songs!

Several arrangements here.

A couple using blocked chords, and a couple using broken chords.

Did you know there are several melodies for this energetic tune?

Check them out!

The Minstrel Boy sheet music for piano and voice

The Minstrel Boy

From Ireland, this is a moving patriotic song.

Very lovely - you may find a tear in your eye.

The Moldau - a piano arrangement of the symphony piece

The Moldau

A short version of this pretty arrangement.

Not just a repetitious pattern - there are some unexpected notes in the left hand.

A long and full arrangement for piano of the main theme from The Moldau by Smetana

The Moldau

This is a much longer arrangement of this beautiful music by Smetana.

It begins with the famous "trickling streams of water" theme.

O Susannah piano sheet music

O Susanna

This is a fun song for kids, with silly words.

Once I Had a Sweetheart, folk sheet music for piano and voice

Once I Had a Sweetheart, Vocal/Piano

A little-known folk tune with a sad story, and a pretty melody.

Interesting chords...

Princess Bride - "Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love"

This is the real thing!

Shown here is page two of the arrangement, with a watermark on the image.

This is a beautiful and satisfying arrangement, suitable for students who are beginning to understand chord inversions, and who can play extended broken chords in the left hand.

Red River Valley

A sweet song, just a bit melancholy, with a definite feeling of cowboy country.

Sakura

A lovely Japanese folk song.

She Moved Through the Fair

A vocal piece with a piano accompaniment made of beautiful long broken chords.


Sleepsong
 - No image with this music, because it is not mine to give!  But I can direct you to where you can find this amazing piece of music.

"The Snowman" theme Walking in the Air

An unusually pretty and sparkling piece, with energy and drive.

Hear this piano arrangement in a video!

Spanish Ladies

Exciting lyrics and an energetic melody make this a FUN song to sing!


What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?

This song has a driving rhythm, and not too many difficulties.

Alternate lyrics, for those who prefer not to sing about drunken sailors!

White, Orange and Green free Irish sheet music

One of my favorite songs of all time. 

A patriotic song about a young girl who bravely faces an enemy soldier.








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Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site, and also from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

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Campfire Folk Songs Strum and Sing music book

April:
Thank you so much for all the information and materials! Your site is very thorough and well organized!

I am a piano teacher in New Orleans, LA and in the process of putting together my own curriculum and recordings. You have inspired me to make my materials available to all online!

Favorite Classics Made Easy for piano

Cathy:
I recently purchased your arrangement of The Moldau (a longtime favorite of mine).

I wasn't sure if any of my students would be interested in it, but to my amazement 3 of my students LOVE it. Thank you so much for making your great arrangement.

Easy Piano Songs for Children

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.